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Joint List MK: Those who backed nation-state law will be judged by ‘tribunal of history’

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on August 22, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Joint List MK Ofer Cassif at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on August 22, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

MK Ofer Cassif of the predominantly Arab Joint List rails at the High Court for rejecting petitions against the 2018 nation-state law.

Cassif says “no court can legitimize a racist law” and appears to suggest lawmakers who backed it should be tried by the International Criminal Court.

“The judgment against the Nation-State Law and of those who legislated it — the tribunal of history. We hope that on the way they’ll pass through the Hague,” he tweets, referring to the Dutch city where the ICC is based.

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, meanwhile, cheers the court decision, saying the law “anchors the Jewish essence and character of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people” and says there was no reason for judicial intervention.

“There is no harm in the law to the individual rights of any Israeli citizen,” Sa’ar writes on Twitter.

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